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Why You'll Want To Have Peanut Butter On Hand When Dealing With Ants
With its attractive scent and texture, peanut butter can be used to craft an effective ant bait to lure and eliminate any ant colonies that may be infesting your home.
Peanut butter makes for an all-natural, eco-friendly, inexpensive alternative to chemical-based ant repellants and poisons. This way, you, your family, and your pets will be safe.
To make the ant bait, you need a big dollop of peanut butter, Borax, baking soda, and a mixing bowl and spoon to combine. Exercise caution when handling Borax.
Blend one tablespoon of peanut butter with half a teaspoon of Borax and some baking soda. Once mixed, drop small amounts on pieces of cardboard and put them near ant trails.
The ants will be lured by the peanut butter's aroma and unknowingly carry the toxic bait back to their colony, effectively eliminating the entire ant population.
Another kind of trap includes just peanut butter and petroleum jelly. Put peanut butter on the center of a small tray and surround it with the jelly so the ants can’t escape.